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Recognize A Peer Today-
GSAE Award Nominations Due

Call for Leadership
Nominations

GSAE recognizes excellence by presenting a variety of
awards to members. To nominate a member for an award,
simply contact Wendy Kavanagh, CAE, President, at
wendy@gsae.org. For more information about the awards
program, visit the Awards page of the GSAE website. The
deadline for nominations is September 30, 2017.
Individual Awards include:
The Clifford M. Clarke Award is GSAE's highest honor
and is presented to honor a member for an outstanding
career of leadership and service to associations in
Georgia. It is named for the late Cliff Clarke, president
emeritus of the Arthritis Foundation and the first
Georgian to serve as chief elected officer of ASAE. Any
active individual member of GSAE is eligible for the
award, with the exception of current officers, directors,
staff, members of the Awards Committee and previous
recipients. Honorary and retired members who have
worked in the Georgia association community within the
past two years and former staff members who meet the
other criteria are also eligible.
The Alan R. Johnson Award was established in 1994
and named in memory of a former Chair of the GSAE
Foundation. It is given to an association executive in
Georgia who has demonstrated qualities of teamwork
(ability to work with and support others), vision
(ability to see possibilities for making things happen
and communicating this vision to others) and servant
leadership (willingness to reach out beyond work and
home to benefit the community).
The Sharon Hunt Emerging Leader Award was
renamed in 2014 to recognize the contributions of Past
President Sharon Hunt, CAE. The award is presented to an
association executive with 10 years or less of experience in
associations who demonstrates leadership through service
to GSAE, their own association and to their community.
Chief staff executives (CEO, executive director, executive
vice president, etc.) are not eligible. Nominees must have
been a member of GSAE for at least one year.
The Peggy Seigler Corporate Member of the Year
Award is presented to the corporate supplier member who
has demonstrated outstanding and continuous service
to the association community in Georgia. Renamed in
2015, the award celebrates the many contributions of
Peggy Seigler, MPA, CDME, a beloved and valued member
of the community who died in May 2015.

The GSAE Nominating Committee is
soliciting names of members interested in
serving on the GSAE Board of Directors. The
Nominating Committee will include Past Chair
David Ellis, CAE; Chair Tara Morrison, CAE,
CMP; Chair-Elect Gene Stinson, CAE,
PCED, CEcD, HLM, and several at-large
association executive members (to be
named by the GSAE Board of Directors).
Four seats for individual association
member directors and one seat for a corporate
supplier director will be available for two-year
terms, beginning January 1, 2018. If you or
someone you know would like to be considered,
please send the name and a brief description of
qualifications to Wendy. All candidates must
be members in good standing. Deadline for
nominations is September 30, 2017.
The slate of nominees will be offered to
the membership for review no later than
November 10, 2017. Board members and officers
will be accepted and installed at the GSAE
Annual Business Meeting on December 12.
Relevant Bylaws as of 07/2017:
At least ninety (90) days prior to the annual
business meeting, the Board of Directors
shall appoint a Nominating Committee of
five (5) persons, each of whom shall have been
an Individual member of the Society for at
least two (2) years. The chairman shall be the
Immediate Past Chair. Others on the committee
shall be the Chair, Chair-Elect, and two other
members not currently serving on the GSAE
Board of Directors. Names of nominating
committee members and an invitation
for recommendations for candidates for
nomination shall be announced to the
membership at least sixty (60) days prior to
the annual business meeting. The nominating
committee shall submit at least one (1) name
for each available elective office of the Society
and said slate shall be presented, in writing,
to the membership at least thirty (30) days
prior to the annual business meeting and
again, orally, at the annual business meeting.

Congratulations to GSAE's Newest
Certified Association Executive
Earning the CAE credential is the hallmark
of a committed association professional.
It helps drive professional self-confidence, opens doors, creates
connections, and offers widespread value and recognition
for candidates. Congratulations to Erin Hall, CAE.

Erin Hall, CAE
Product Manager
MemberClicks
Atlanta, GA
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Connections - Summer 2017

GSAE News & Events
New Members
Living Legends: Lori K. Spear, CAE, Ragan Cohn, CAE, Karl Kirsch, CAE
A Win/Win Week for Restaurants and Their Customers
Meetings Thought Leadership
6 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Media Coverage
Standing Out Among the Clutter
GSAE Rock Stars Gather in Macon for the 2017 Annual Meeting
Summer Luncheon
Destination spotlight: Savannah, Jekyll Island & St. Simons Island
Choices: A Taste for Online Groceries?
Advertiser.com
Index of Advertisers
Index of Advertisers/ Advertiser.com
Connections - Summer 2017 - Intro
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Connections - Summer 2017 - cover1
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Connections - Summer 2017 - GSAE News & Events
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Connections - Summer 2017 - New Members
Connections - Summer 2017 - Living Legends: Lori K. Spear, CAE, Ragan Cohn, CAE, Karl Kirsch, CAE
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Connections - Summer 2017 - A Win/Win Week for Restaurants and Their Customers
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Connections - Summer 2017 - 18
Connections - Summer 2017 - Meetings Thought Leadership
Connections - Summer 2017 - 6 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Media Coverage
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Connections - Summer 2017 - Standing Out Among the Clutter
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Connections - Summer 2017 - GSAE Rock Stars Gather in Macon for the 2017 Annual Meeting
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Connections - Summer 2017 - Summer Luncheon
Connections - Summer 2017 - Destination spotlight: Savannah, Jekyll Island & St. Simons Island
Connections - Summer 2017 - Choices: A Taste for Online Groceries?
Connections - Summer 2017 - Index of Advertisers/ Advertiser.com
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